Hellenistic Gold Earrings with Lion Heads

Culture: Greek
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 2.2 cm in diameter; 2.8 grams
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 2460
Provenance: French private collection L.A., acquired in July 1982. In family possession since then. With old collection photo from 1982.
Condition: Intact
Description: Finely crafted gold earrings that end in lion heads hammered out of gold sheet. The bow made of finely twisted gold wire. The tapering end again made of smoothly hammered gold. In principle, the earrings can be worn in their original condition, but for conservation reasons it would be advisable to use a modern pin.